Narcotics Officer Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Narcotics Officer Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1992

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Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Narcotics Officer Ronald Dean was shot and killed while serving a narcotics-related warrant in the Pines Apartments at 8040 Line Avenue.

Officer Dean was a member of a Street Level Interdiction Team, which was serving the warrant at an apartment complex. Officer Dean used a battering ram device to knock down the door. As he and other officers entered the apartment, the lone suspect started firing a .357 magnum handgun at the officers. Officer Dean was struck one time between the side panels of his vest and the bullet lodged in his chest. A second officer received gunshot wounds to the leg. The shooter was shot and wounded by other officers. Officer Dean died about one hour later at the hospital.

The killer was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Dean had served with the Shreveport Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 551

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

narcotics, warrant service

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I worked with Officer Ron at Sports Page, attended classes with him in criminal justice at LSU-s. He passed away not long after I got back from serving in the Army after college. Sometimes you wonder why the good ones leave us early sometimes, only the Lord knows I guess. When a man as good as him works as hard as he did, has a wife, a kid, but I guess it is what you leave behind that shows your true legacy in life. I don't think anyone that knew him ever had a bad thing to say about him, and that's seldom found isn't it? Ron was a blessing to all he knew, and always will be. In heaven he will always be with the Lord.

Lt Bill Marshall
US Army

May 29, 2022

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